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POEA exec: With ‘no new grads’ policy, future of Pinoy nurses in US seems bleak

By Andrei Medina/GMA News With the supposed “no new nursing grads” policy of United States hospitals, a Philippine Overseas Employment Adminstration (POEA) official said US job prospects currently seem bleak for Filipino nurses. “There has been progression of eb3 visa for entry of foreign nurses.” POEA Deputy Administrator Libby Casco Read more »

Foreign-trained nurses face abrupt game change in Ontario licensing

By Nicholas Keung.Immigration Reporter- thestar.com Filipino nurse Shieraden Dalisay came to Toronto to work as a live-in caregiver in 2008. His dream was always to remain in Canada, but return to his trained profession. Four years after he began the licensing process with the College of Nurses of Ontario, Dalisay Read more »

CHEd to close down more nursing programs in 2013

By Dona Z. Pazzibugan/Philippine Daily Inquirer More nursing programsoffered by colleges and universities will be “phased out” by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) starting 2013 for failing to meet quality standards. CHEd will announce in February which nursing programs should be phased out starting school year 2013-2014, according to Read more »

Pinoys warned vs. recruiting scam for nurses in Toronto hospital

via GMA News – Foreign Affairs officials in Canada warned against a new email scam inviting jobseekers to pay P3,888 for a coaching interview for a shot at nonexistent jobs as nurses in Toronto-based hospitals. In a news release on Wednesday, the the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Read more »

RNHeals project to deploy 643 nurses in Cagayan Valley

By Benjamin Moses M. Ebreo/PIA Six hundred forty-three registered nurses will be deployed in Cagayan Valley next year under the Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service Project (RNHeals), Batch IV. Ruth Padilla, Department of Health (DOH) consultant, said the following number of nurses will be distributed for Read more »

Germany looks to China for nursing support

Germany is facing a nursing shortage: 40,000 specialists are urgently needed now, and that figure is expected to jump to 110,000 in the foreseeable future. To make up the shortfall, Germany is looking to China. “When I had my tonsils removed in the 1960s, I had a Filipino nurse,” remembers Read more »

Medical Workers Warned On Seeking Marianas Jobs

By Leslie Ann G. Aquino Medical workers on Tuesday were warned by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) against applying for jobs in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) saying latest reports indicate a dire economic situation in the US trust territory. “Due to the current Read more »

15 nurses fired for ‘liking’ criticism vs hospital

By Aie Balagtas See Fifteen nurses recently terminated from the Taguig-Pateros City District Hospital for “liking” a Facebook post criticizing hospital management are now accusing the city government of refusing to release their certificates of employment. One of the nurses said their group has repeatedly asked the city government and Read more »

POEA: No job opening for Filipino nurses in UK

By Joel R. San Juan, BusinessMirror Bad news for Filipino nurses harboring the hope of landing on a job at the United Kingdom. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced on Thursday that the UK has not opened new job opportunities for nurses. “Except for a few, old job orders Read more »

UST graduate tops nursing board exams

sunstar.com.ph A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila topped the June 2012 Nurse Licensure Examination. According to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the examination conducted by the Board of Nursing was topped by Roxanne Trinity Lim, who got 86.20 percent passing grade. Lim is among 27,823 Read more »